A Dozen Ideas for Faith-filled Easter Basket

You have the monogrammed basket you have used for years, or maybe each year you purchase a new brightly-colored basket for Easter goodies. There’s no problem finding an array of stuffed animals, Easter candy, or other Easter basket ideas. I mean can anyone say no to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and chocolate Easter eggs or Starburst jelly beans? I digress. You know how to stuff the basket full of goodies that will fill your child’s or grandchild’s belly, but what can you put in the basket that will fuel their faith?

As a veteran children’s ministry leader and a mom passionate about pouring truth into my daughter, I’ve rounded up a dozen of my favorite resources to point the kids you love to Christ this Easter.

  1. Anything from Tiny Theologians is amazing. There I said it. I may be guilty of ordering from them too often, but there are worse websites to visit frequently. My current favorites are the ABC Cards and the Gospel Changes Everything devotional cards. Be sure to check out their ABCs of Easter and their Road to Redemption Giant Coloring Sheet.

  2. I have recently been introduced to the R.C. Sproul children’s books, and I am now a big fan. The Donkey Who Carried a King is a great book for your child’s Easter basket.

  3. When it comes to music and books colliding for kids, Ellie Holcomb leads me to the feet of Jesus every time. Check out her “Sing” CD and Who Sang the First Song? book and her “Don’t forget to Remember” CD and book.

  4. The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross  -This book is one of my favorites during the Easter season and beyond. This beautifully illustrated hardback book takes children on a journey from the Garden of Eden to God’s perfect new creation. There is also a great  Activity Book that contains 32 pages of coloring, puzzles, mazes, and activities to help children discover the story of the whole Bible.

  5. The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New  -This hardcover book is a stunningly illustrated beginner’s theology book to help kids of all ages understand who God is and how we, as His children relate to Him. (Plus, it’s good for adults!)

  6. If you have a child that struggles with fear (I am all too familiar with the power fear has to paralyze our lives) get them a copy of one of my favs- Hinds Feet on High Places, the kid's version. This illustrated version of the timeless classic tells the story of Much-Afraid and her journey to the High Places with the Shepherd. Filled with exciting adventure and a triumphant conclusion, this story will teach your child the importance of following the Shepherd. Each chapter includes family discussion questions.

  7. God’s Very Good Idea is a stunningly illustrated journey from the Garden of Eden to God’s heavenly throne room that shows how despite our sinfulness, everyone can be a part of God’s very good idea through the saving work of Christ. There is also a God’s Very Good Idea Activity Book that contains 32 pages of coloring, puzzles, mazes and activities for children based around God's Very Good Idea—celebrating diversity and helping children see how people from all ethnic and social backgrounds are valuable to God.

  8. These beautifully designed Books of the Bible Cards from Mary Wiley are a great resource for teens as they read their Bibles. The cards will help them understand where they are in the grand narrative.

  9. Indescribable for Little Ones interactive board book will introduce the littlest readers to God's amazing world. Young kids will be awestruck as they pull tabs and turn a wheel to reveal that everything from the ants on the ground to the stars in the sky, was made by God.

10.“Roots for the Journey” is a CD created by Murfreesboro native Yancy. What started as a lullaby album for Yancy’s son with songs all based on scripture soon became a really nice, relaxed worship experience. The music is organic, unplugged and simple, and features upright bass, glockenspiels and cello in addition to acoustic guitars and piano.  The music nicely accompanies the eternal Word of God. These songs have the power to strengthen the faith of all Christians, young and old.

11. This “Easter in Five Letters” Home Kit is a set of six premium-quality postcards (7"x 5") that invite families to accompany Jesus in His last days and hours before the cross. Each postcard features beautiful artwork on the front and an engaging faith-nurturing activity on the back. There is also a download option.

12. Easter is a great time to give your child a new Bible Here are my favs:
One Story Bible
Explorer Bible for Kids
The Action Bible - This resource is great for reading at home for devotion time.

1 Comment

Nancy Duggin - April 3rd, 2023 at 9:05am

As always, your posts are the absolute best. ALWAYS keeping the reader focused on who Jesus is and the joy in living for Him. Thanks for the excellent resources. I'm sharing with my children and grandchildren.